At Landing Press, we want to make poetry part of everyday life. We want to give a voice to people who don’t have much voice. We want to turn over all those stones and find all those poets.
To do this, we look for poets in all kinds of places and publish poetry books that we hope all kinds of people will enjoy. We produce and promote both printed poetry and poetry that goes off the page – spoken, performed, filmed, sung…
Landing Press is a poetry press set up in 2016 by Adrienne Jansen, carina gallegos, and Milena Stoysavljevic in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.
When we set up our press we wanted to reach people who don't read much poetry, as well as those who read it and love it. We wanted to break the myth that poetry is an elitist and difficult thing.
It was a great surprise when our first book, Keel & Drift by Adrienne Jansen, was one of the NZ Herald’s’ best books for 2016, and featured in Best NZ Poems 2016. And then in 2018 our book All of Us, which focussed on the experiences of refugees and migrants to Aotearoa New Zealand, was longlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards.
Landing Press has evolved. It has grown from a team of three with no books published, to a team of nine with books published.